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newbie could use your input this time on lifts *DELETED*

Discussion in '1969-1972 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by hotrod3791, Jan 22, 2002.

  1. hotrod3791

    hotrod3791 Registered Member

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  2. 69K5

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    Re: newbie could use your input

    First of all welcome to the site and congrats on the truck. here goes the rest. In my opinion the fact that it drove home makes it worth the 500 dollars. If you ar gonna keep plowing snow I would probably only do a mild lift, but there are people on here who do that and could better answer that.

    The size tires you can push is gonna depend on your axles (what size are they?), and what gears you have. You should be able to run 33's with little or no rubbing on stock suspension. You can get 35's with a 4" and minor fender trimming. ect ect ect. It will depend on whether you want to go higher or cut more sheet metal.

    You can by replacement body parts at <a target="_blank" href=http://www.lmc.com>www.lmc.com</a>
    there are several other places too I just cant think of them. You can buy little sections or entire panels. Just depends on what you need. You will need to check under your doors and make sure all of your support pillars are good. they usually go fast.

    I dont know what you mean by the heater type box, but the back seat was an option. If it used to be there there are predrilled holes between the wheelwells with nuts welded to it on the bottom.

    Thats all I can help with. Hope it helps. There are tons of people who know tons of stuff. they will be able to answer your questions
    69K5
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  3. arq

    arq 1/2 ton status

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    Re: newbie could use your input

    welcome aboard and congrats on your purchase. these things are adicting. i had at one point 3 blazers, down to 2 now i got me a 73 aswell[​IMG] back to 3 again. anyhow, if you plan on wheeling go witha lift, how much depends on wheeling and tire size. i had 33 on with 2" body lift. no rub on fenders. i got 2" suspesion and thinking about 35s with some 3/4 axels. lifting is kinda addicting too, you just want more and more. i started with 31s now I want 35s. what's next....

    here are soem more places

    americanclassic.com
    lmc.com
    chevyduty.com

    and go to this site for more
    My Pics
     
  4. BluThndr71JMMY

    BluThndr71JMMY 1/2 ton status

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    Re: newbie could use your input

    Spot light is not stock but may have been a dealer option. Or even aftermarket if the truck originally belonged to a cop shop or FD.[Or snowplow operator] Does it work?I have a spot light I acquired but am missing a few parts before trying to mount it on my '71 Jimmy.Welcome aboard.
     
  5. bouncytruck

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    Re: newbie could use your input

    Welcome and congrats on the purchase. $500 sounds like a good deal to me. People have paid more than that for parts trucks. Check out the site arq put a link to. It is another great resource for parts and info.

    As far as a lift goes, my truck has 6" lift with 35's. My first K-5 had a 4" lift with 35's. It is hard to tell the difference. Rigs here vary from extreme lifts and big a$$ tires (1 FN HI K5) http://www.gmcpaulstruckparts.com/
    http://www.mothertruckers.net/
    <a target="_blank" href=http://www.brotherstrucks.com/>http://www.brotherstrucks.com/</a>

    Enjoy and post some pictures when you get a chance

    '69 K-5/350/TH350/35's & 6" Lift
     
  6. ImpalaSS

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    spotlight was an option....
    if i needed new front springs id go ahead and get a 4" lift

    68 SWB 4x4 1 of 1,449 made 327, 465, rockwell tcase, dana44, 14 FF, <a target="_blank" href=http://communities.msn.com/68K10>http://communities.msn.com/68K10</a>
     
  7. Ryan B.

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    Re: newbie could use your input

    Welcome Dude!
    Congrats on your purchace.
    ...$500! I'd say you got a steal. Add one more zero and that's how much I paid for my '72 K/5.

    [Real Men Don't Care About Gas Mileage Or Rapid Tire Wear!]
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  8. hotrod3791

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    ive been away for a while but thanks to all for info it will give me a good start. im still debating on keeping the plow or taking it off so far its been a good winter in IL. if i take it off im going as big as i can without major work. here are some of the answers to the questions i was asked. it has stock axles and stock gears. what is the biggest tires these can take. the spot light does work it just doesnt turn side to side to well. anyone know whre to get replacement parts for spotlights? i have found that the rear spring is broke also. i will need a lift that comes with all four springs any ideas? i have decided that i dont mind cutting the fenders well because the rust has helped out alot. as far as my motor i was told by the guy i bought it off of that it had a 350 but i was told by a friend that it has a 327 any ways to find out whos right? ill keep you guys posted on what happens but it looks like im just going to plan stuff now get everything lined up and put the lift, tires and start the body repair in the spring. i dont think im going to worry about the outside that much im more concened about the inside. any tips? thanks

    what do you mean i cant bring home another truck?
     
  9. aksidentproan

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    I have 33's on my on my truck with the 3-speed manual and i couldnt go any larger in tire size without burning out my clutch. With the 4-speed or any of the automatics 33's would be no problem. Im going to a sm420 soon so i can pull my car without smelling the wonderous odor of burning clutch. [​IMG]

    Evan

    1970 Blazer, <font color=orange>ORANGE</font color=orange>, 3-speed manual, 33's <a target="_blank" href=http://community.webshots.com/user/aksidentproan>Love Shack Pictures</a>
     
  10. BluThndr71JMMY

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    Maybe a police/fire supply outfit like Galls' could deal some spotlight parts. I looked in the JC Whitney catalog, they have new ones, fake ones and spare handles and bulbs, but not much else.I need the outer and inner brackets that bolt to the A pillar -- thru which a 1/2" hole is shot -- to mount up my cop lite.Come back if you locate a separate parts source.
     
  11. Ryan B.

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    As far as it being a 327 or a 350, write down the casting # on the back of the block (drivers side), on the top of the flange at the back where the tranny bolts up...
    Take that casting # and post it here or go to:
    <a target="_blank" href=http://www.mortec.com/castnum.htm>http://www.mortec.com/castnum.htm</a>
    and you can tell what block it its....

    If you take the valve covers off you can read the casting #'s on the heads too and figure out what they are.

    Both the 327 and a 350 have a 4.00" bore so the stroke determines how many cubic inches the engine is.
    If it has been rebuilt you could find out it is a 327 block, but if someone rebuilt it and put a 3.48" stroke 350 crank it would be a 350 engine, or vice versa, it could be a 350 block and someone could have rebuilt it using a 3.25" 307 or 327 stroke crank and it would be 327 cubes... Probally unlikely, but you never know just going off the #'s if someone has rebuilt and swapped cranks, stroking it or de-stroking it.

    So you could go by the block casting #, but who's to say what crank you got in there?
    my 2 cents

    [Real Men Don't Care About Gas Mileage Or Rapid Tire Wear!]
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